Chapter 28: Forming and Financing a Corporation
Chapter Overview: Ready to Learn?
Corporations do 90 percent of all business in the United States. A corporation is a body formed and authorized by law to act as a single person, distinct from its members or owners. A corporation cannot come into existence by itselfpeople must take the necessary steps to bring it into legal existence. Shares of stock represent a shareholder’s interest in a corporation. When the shareholders purchase stock, they purchase part of the corporation. As you study this chapter, you will begin to understand the nature of a corporation and be able to compare it to the sole proprietorship or partnership associations.
Legal Web Links: Need to Know More?
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The Web site for the New York Stock Exchange.
Real Cases: Did You Get It?
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Self-Check Quizzes:Test Tomorrow?
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